I investigate materiality in the digital sphere using a flatbed scanner, cloth, and thread. My fascination with the unknown motivates me to experiment with conventional materials and technologies in unconventional ways to consider new ways of forming patterns. I am currently experimenting with changing the rules of embroidery art in order to transform it into animations and video art. My process-based practice bridges the gap between textile-making techniques and digital technologies by combining the slow, laborious process of hand-stitching with a similarly laborious process of digital art and animation techniques. My unconventional applications of a flatbed scanner, digital softwares, and hand-stitching produce unexpected surface outcomes that investigate chance, spontaneity, and experimentation.
Khadija Aziz is a textile artist and educator who investigates spontaneous experimentation in her process-based practice. She earned her BFA from OCAD University’s Material Art & Design program in June 2020. Khadija received the 2019 Award of Excellence in Community Arts Engagement from the Ontario Museum Association for her work at the Textile Museum of Canada. In recognition of her creative practice, Khadija has most recently received the Shanks Memorial Award in Textiles from Craft Ontario and the Creative Promise Award from Surface Design Association in 2020.
Image: Moving Glitch on Paper, 2020. Still from animation. Artist's printed glitch art on paper, hand-printed textiles, dried plants.